As the world began to close Robin Raskin saw that virtual events would fill the gap but also become an ongoing presence in the events scene. She founded The Virtual Events Group, a network of solutions and providers and solution-seekers to raise the bar for virtual events. Former lives? Raskin founded Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a conferences and events company that was acquired by CTA (parent company of CES). The company’s trademark events include The Last Gadget Standing, Digital Health Summit, FashionWare, Fitness Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, The Digital Money Forum, and others.
In a previous lifetime, Raskin honed her tech chops at a variety of technology publications. She was editor of PC Magazine and began FamilyPC and YahooTech!. Author of 6 books, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, Raskin has been at the forefront of an ever-changing topic: what it means to be digital. She lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop-in now and then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.
Life Goal: To make sure that everyone reaps the benefits of a high-tech lifestyle while avoiding pitfalls.
Motto: I don’t change jobs… I just collect them.
Specialties: A recovering journalist, Robin’s been writing about technology ever since her husband told her Unix vi would be easier to use than a typewriter. (He lied.) These days she’s sort of the Titantic of Technology- rescuing boomers, parents and kids from getting lost in a digital world. (Hopefully with better results.)
Media-platform agnostic, she’s written 6 books, a ton of magazine pieces, and what seems like a billion blogs. Frequent public speaker and TV/Radio guest.